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At Canaan's edge America in the King years, 1965-68

-- Parting the Waters At Canaan's Edge portrays King at the height of his moral power even as his worldly power is waning. It shows why his fidelity to freedom and nonviolence makes him a defining figure long beyond his brilliant life and violent end.

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  • "-- Parting the Waters At Canaan's Edge portrays King at the height of his moral power even as his worldly power is waning. It shows why his fidelity to freedom and nonviolence makes him a defining figure long beyond his brilliant life and violent end."@en
  • "At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Taylor Branch makes clear in this magisterial account of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a place next to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American history. In At Canaan's Edge, King and his movement stand at the zenith of America's defining story, one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy. Branch opens with the authorities' violent suppression of a voting-rights march in Alabama on March 7, 1965. The quest to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge engages the conscience of the world, strains the civil rights coalition, and embroils King in negotiations with all three branches of the U.S. government. The marches from Selma coincide with the first landing of large U.S. combat units in South Vietnam. The escalation of the war severs the cooperation of King and President Lyndon Johnson after a collaboration that culminated in the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. After Selma, young pilgrims led by Stokely Carmichael take the movement into adjacent Lowndes County, Alabama, where not a single member of the black majority has tried to vote in the twentieth century. Freedom workers are murdered, but sharecroppers learn to read, dare to vote, and build their own political party. Carmichael leaves in frustration to proclaim his famous black power doctrine, taking the local panther ballot symbol to become an icon of armed rebellion. Also after Selma, King takes nonviolence into Northern urban ghettoes. Integrated marches through Chicago expose hatreds and fears no less virulent than the Mississippi Klan's, but King's 1966 settlement with Mayor Richard Daley does not gain the kind of national response that generated victories from Birmingham and Selma. We watch King overrule his advisers to bring all his eloquence into dissent from the Vietnam War. We watch King make an embattled decision to concentrate his next campaign on a positive compact to address poverty. We reach Memphis, the garbage workers' strike, and King's assassination. Parting the Waters provided an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness, beginning with the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and ending with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. In Pillar of Fire, theologians and college students braved the dangerous Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 as Malcolm X raised a militant new voice for racial separatism. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed segregation by race and mandated equal opportunity for women. From the pinnacle of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, King willed himself back to "the valley" of jail in his daunting Selma campaign. At Canaan's Edge portrays King at the height of his moral power even as his worldly power is waning. It shows why his fidelity to freedom and nonviolence makes him a defining figure long beyond his brilliant life and violent end."@en
  • "This book concludes a 3-volume history of American race, violence, and democracy. As the book begins, King and his movement are one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy. The quest to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965 engages the conscience of the world, strains the civil rights coalition, and embroils King with the U.S. government. After Selma, freedom workers are murdered, but sharecroppers learn to read, dare to vote, and build their own political party, while Stokely Carmichael leaves the movement in frustration to proclaim his famous Black Power doctrine. King takes nonviolence into Northern urban ghettoes, exposing hatreds and fears no less virulent than those in the South. We watch King bring all his eloquence into dissent from the Vietnam War, and make an embattled decision to concentrate on poverty; we reach Memphis, the garbage workers' strike, and King's assassination.--From publisher description. Also includes information on Ralph Abernathy, Harry Belafonte, James Bevel, Black Power, Bloody Sunday, Julian Bond, Hubert Rap Brown, Brown Chapel AME Church, Brown v. Board of Education, McGeorge Bundy, Stokely Carmichael, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Freedom Movement, Jim Clark, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Cartha DeLoach, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Episcopal Church, Episcopalians, Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Forman, William Fulbright, Arthur Goldberg, Abraham Heschel, Ho Chi Minh, J. Edgar Hoover, Gloria Larry House, Howard University, John Hulett, Hubert Humphrey, Jesse Jacdson, Jews, Frank M. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. Justice Department, Nicholas Katzenbach, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ku Klux Klan, Bernard Lafayette, James Lawson, Bernard Lee, Stanley Levison, John Robert Lewis, Viola Liuzzo, Lowndes County (Alabama), Robert McNamara, Harry McPherson, March Against Fear, Thrugood Marshall, Memphis (Tennessee), Montgomery (Alabama), Bob Moses, Bill Moyers, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, A.J. Muste, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), New York Times, Richard Nixon, nonviolence, Adam Clayton Powell, Al Raby, Ronad Reagan, James J. Reeb, Richard Russell, Bayard Rustin, William Rutherford, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, segregation, Selma (Alabama), Selma to Montgomery Marches, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Non violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Vietnam War, Voting Rights Act (1965), Harry Wachtel, George Wallace, Watts riots, Webb v. Board of Education of Chicago, William Westmoreland, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, etc."@en
  • "King and his movement stand at the zenith of America's defining story, one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy. Branch opens with the authorities' violent suppression of a voting-rights march in Alabama on March 7, 1965."@en
  • "This book concludes a 3-volume history of American race, violence, and democracy. As the book begins, King and his movement are one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy. The quest to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965 engages the conscience of the world, strains the civil rights coalition, and embroils King with the U.S. government. After Selma, freedom workers are murdered, but sharecroppers learn to read, dare to vote, and build their own political party, while Stokely Carmichael leaves the movement in frustration to proclaim his famous Black Power doctrine. King takes nonviolence into Northern urban ghettoes, exposing hatreds and fears no less virulent than those in the South. We watch King bring all his eloquence into dissent from the Vietnam War, and make an embattled decision to concentrate on poverty; we reach Memphis, the garbage workers' strike, and King's assassination.--From publisher description. Also includes information on Ralph Abernathy, Harry Belafonte, James Bevel, Black Power, Bloody Sunday, Julian Bond, Hubert Rap Brown, Brown Chapel AME Church, Brown v. Board of Education, McGeorge Bundy, Stokely Carmichael, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Freedom Movement, Jim Clark, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Cartha DeLoach, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Episcopal Church, Episcopalians, Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Forman, William Fulbright, Arthur Goldberg, Abraham Heschel, Ho Chi Minh, J. Edgar Hoover, Gloria Larry House, Howard University, John Hulett, Hubert Humphrey, Jesse Jacdson, Jews, Frank M. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. Justice Department, Nicholas Katzenbach, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ku Klux Klan, Bernard Lafayette, James Lawson, Bernard Lee, Stanley Levison, John Robert Lewis, Viola Liuzzo, Lowndes County (Alabama),Robert McNamara, Harry McPherson, March Against Fear, Thrugood Marshall, Memphis (Tennessee), Montgomery (Alabama), Bob Moses, Bill Moyers, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, A.J. Muste, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), New York Times, Richard Nixon, nonviolence, Adam Clayton Powell, Al Raby, Ronad Reagan, James J. Reeb, Richard Russell, Bayard Rustin, William Rutherford, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, segregation, Selma (Alabama), Selma to Montgomery Marches, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Non violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Vietnam War, Voting Rights Act (1965), Harry Wachtel, George Wallace, Watts riots, Webb v. Board of Education of Chicago, William Westmoreland, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, etc."
  • "From the Publisher At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Taylor Branch makes clear in this magisterial account of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a place next to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American history."

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